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the koran burning. raising the question if the damage has been done anyway. our martha raddatz is over in afghanistan this morning. we're going to go to her in a moment. >>> we begin at ground zero. for months, it's been the site of protests over the proposed mosque. and today will be no exception. but there will also be memorials. john berman is there. good morning, john. >> reporter: it's a beautiful morning here in new york, just as it was nine years ago, as many people remember. there will be the solemn ceremonies. but also today, also controversy. the dueling demonstrations. and now, the arrival of that pastor from florida. >> you had a lot to say before. >> reporter: not a lot of words from pastor terry jones, as he arrived in new york city late last night, after a week of a circus atmosphere in gainesville, florida, where jones staged his on again/off again threat to burn the koran. >> there will be no koran burning tomorrow. do we have to repeat that over and over again. >> reporter: jones is still calling for a meeting to discuss the construction of the islamic center near gro
. the warnings flew in from afghanistan, where the u.s. commander told our martha raddatz that while he supports first amendment rights, this -- >> could nonetheless endanger the lives of tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of follow citizens who are deployed around the world. >> reporter: where there was fiery reaction. in pakistan, they burned flags, and effigies of pastor jones. across the border in afghanistan, more flag burns and protesters chanted "death to the christians." insurgents there are circulating leaflets calling on muslims to raise your voices and fight together. iraq's president warned the burning would encourage more violence. and to hend that off, even donald trump stepped in to buy stake in the islamic cultural center. but late tonight there is great uncertainty about what was promised and who is to be believed. and diane, there is yet another twist here. just a few moments ago, pastor jones came out here, telling us he'd be lied to. that he was guaranteed the cultural center would be moved. that appears not to be the case. and so this controversy will continue. diane?
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at risk. martha raddatz is overseas. >>> the governor now explains her claims of beheadings in the desert. >>> who was listening in on william and harry? >>> the beckhams and the american heart. >>> the nurse, her patient and what she never could have predicted when she walked into that room. >>> good evening. in a sign of just how high the stakes are when it comes to creating jobs and political survival, the commander in chief on this labor day became campaigner in chief. traveling to wisconsin to sell his new plan to create jobs, and there are two groups counting on him, the 15 million americans unemployed and democrats in congress. some of whom fear they'll be unemployed if the president doesn't help. republicans are pouncing on the president's newest proposals and our jon karl is at the white house. here we go. >> reporter: democrats in congress have been practically begging the president to get out and talk more about the economy. with the campaign now in full swing, that's exactly what he's doing. talking to union workers in wisconsin, the president promised an unrelenting focus on
has been awarded the medal of honor. martha raddatz has an exclusive interview with the true american hero, satisfy sergeant salvatore giunta. >> you've got eyes on him -- [ gunfire ] >> reporter: they were the tip of the spear, fighting insurgents head to head in a place called the korengal valley, just over the border from pakistan. >> giving him some down low, you're doing good. >> reporter: nearly every day, they faced heavy fire. >> to the left of it! >> reporter: and on this day in october 2007, these soldiers were heading into a village where they suspected taliban weapons were being hidden. >> the lumber yard is where we believe there's a lot of the caches. >> reporter: the men had gone over the planum russ ti numerou. they weren't looking forward to carrying it out. >> i think there's definitely a high probability somebody will get hurt. >> reporter: the operation came to be known as "rock avalanche." then 22-year-old specialist salvatore giunta would face the greatest test of his life. >> we are the tip of the spear and we're out there doing what we need to do. >> reporter:
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in florida, even though it's been called off. our martha raddatz is in kabul this morning. she has the latest from there. martha, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. clearly, some damage has already been done. protests are erupting here and across the muslim world. thousands of protesters gathered across afghanistan, even after it was clear that the koran would not be burned. clashes with police left nearly a dozen people injured. the commander of troops in afghanistan, general david petraeus, told us he fears jones has created indelible images of hatred. >> there's already, in a sense, images, if you will, implanted in minds. >> reporter: general petraeus was one of the first to condemn terry jones this week, fearing for the safety of the 100,000 u.s. troops and others under his command. an especially powerful feeling on this anniversary. >> they and their families have sacrificed enormously during this time. our country can never thank them enough. >> reporter: petraeus visited many of his troops this week. he also expressed frustration that nine years after the 9/11 attacks osama
. even though it didn't happen. our martha raddatz is in afghanistan. we'll go live to her in a minute. >>> we begin at ground zero. for months, it's been the site of protest over the proposed mosque. today is no exception. but there will also be memorials taking place. john berman is there live. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. it is such a beautiful morning here in new york city, just like it was nine years ago. the soceremonies to commemorate events are going on. but also controversy. the proposed islamic center near ground zero. and, of course, the pastor from florida, here in new york city. >> you had a lot to say before. >> maybe that's why i'm up. >> reporter: not a lot of words from pastor terry jones, as he arrived in new york city late last night, after a week of a circus atmosphere in gainesville, florida, where jones staged his on again/now off again threat to burn the koran. >> there will be no koran burning tomorrow. do we have to repeat that over and over again? >> reporter: however, jones is still calling for a meeting to discuss the construction o
, they are preparing, because they have to try to do it again. we want to bring in martha raddatz, who is just back from afghanistan. martha, what are we expecting to happen now in the days ahead? >> reporter: i think you will see massive and sustained combat, but they're really trying to tamp down expectations. as you know, i was with the commander over there, david petraeus, and he kept saying, we don't want to build expectations for anything in afghanistan. but the reality is, this is a key battle in kandahar. they really have to be successful there. >> so expect it to be a long, slow, steady march? >> reporter: i think somewhat long and slow, and yet, as you know, they have to show success quickly. so, that's the hard part here. it's still a counterinsurgency campaign. that takes a long time. but they need short-term gains there. >> so, let me ask you, someone who just came back. we hear all these mixed views of whether the new strategy, the counterinsurgency is succeeding or not. tell us what you saw. >> reporter: well, i think there's real concern, diane. i sensed it with general petraeus, th
for the forces fighting in afghanistan, retaliating for a helicopter strike gone wrong. martha raddatz has been following the developments all day. martha, how did it get to this point? >> reporter: this began early this morning when a u.s. apache helicopter briefly crossed into pakistan where it was fired upon. assuming they were taking upmy fire, they fired back. but what the helicopter's apparently hit was an outpostmaned by pakistani soldiers and three of them were killed. >> could this get worse for american troops? what could happen? >> reporter: well, it could because they closed down this path. we were there along the pass last year. they bring tons of food and military supplies to u.s. troops every day. the u.s. is now in urgent talks with the pakistanis to get it opened back up. the pakistanis have made all kinds of threats but the u.s. officials seem confident they can lower the temperatures in the coming dales. at least they hope so. >> martha raddatz, thank you. >>> and we are learning troubling now details of a very close call at new york's kennedy airport earlier this month. one
that burning the koran could put u.s. troops in harm's way. martha raddatz reports from kabul. >> reporter: the crowd in downtown kabul reached nearly 500 with protesters chanting, long live the koran. an effigy of pastor terry jones, from the tiny florida church, was lit on fire. the protesters, well aware the pastor's inflammatory comments. >> islam is an evil religion. >> reporter: but anger has spread far beyond pastor jones, with choochbts death to america, echoing through the crowd. minutes later, rocks were hurled at a passing u.s. military convoy. the u.s. commander in afghanistan, general david petraeus, is outraged by the threat to burn the koran, saying in a statement that it could "endanger troops. and it could endanger the overall effort here." we spoke in kabul with the former vice chief of staff of the army, general jack keane. >> it is outrageous. and it is insulting to muslims. but it's also insulting to the soldiers, for what they stand for and what their commitment is to the muslims in this country. >> reporter: pastor jones vowed he would go ahead with the koran burning
be a commando-style raid similar to the attack in mumbai almost two years ago. >> reporter: i'm martha raddatz. the deadly drone strikes have targeted this mountainous area we flew over on pakistan/afghanistan border where the u.s. is hitting hard. just look at this chart. the previous high in january, 12, down to four in august, and now spiking to at least 20 so far in september. a three-fold increase in special operations raids resulting in a treasure trove of intelligence has helped make the drone strikes possible. the strikes are also a clear sign that the u.s. is frustrated with pakistani efforts against the militants. >> the sanctuaries and safe havens, there will have to be more done about them. >> reporter: and you're putting pressure on. >> there will have to be more pressure. no question. >> reporter: the u.s. military is also hitting hard in this border area. >> on top of the hillstop is pakistan. >> reporter: targeting fighters loyal to this man, who has been orchestrating attacks on u.s. forces at an alarming rate. they keep coming back? >> it does. it's right over there. >> repor
petraeus sat down with our martha raddatz. and, in an exclusive interview, talked about the possibility the war will take years more to end. >> reporter: general david petraeus has visited dozens of combat outposts in his two plus months here. >> you interdict them with ground forces? >> reporter: every visit confirms how tough it is to make progress in this increasingly bloody war. >> it's very difficult and sometimes seeming to be as slow as watching grass grow or paint dry. but nonetheless progress. >> reporter: there have been improvements in the afghan security forces, and petraeus says there have been a few places where the taliban has lost momentum. a few. >> our soldiers, your police and you will all be fighting shona by shona. >> reporter: this small outpost we visited is called jagahta. it has been hammered by the enemy so often the soldiers call it "jagahta get outta here." >> last month alone, we took 42 rockets, 16 mortars. >> reporter: in fact, while we were there, petraeus watched real-time video from an f-16 that was tracking a group of suspicious men, soldiers feared we
, martha raddatz reporting tonight on a watchful time. thanks to you. and thanks to brian ross, as well. >>> and now, part of the u.s. economy. a new spotlight today on an old problem for one-half the people in america. a new report showing female managers earn just 81 cents for every dollar male managers are making. barely budged in a decade. why? we have the hearing on capitol hill, and something experts say women must do. here's sharyn alfonsi. >> reporter: companies are always looking for that one thing that might bolster their bottom line. now campbell's soup and a few other companies may have discovered the secret ingredient. women. today, came bell's announced denise morrison will be their new ceo. the company has increased the number of women executives from 21% to 25% in just four years. the result? have you seen sales take off at all? >> sales are mm, mm good. >> reporter: up 15% this year. the company even outperforming the s&p. and it turns out companies with more women executives consistently outperform those with fewer women. which makes the data revealed on capitol hill t
each day, as david petraeus explained to martha raddatz. >> the safe havens, again, there will have to be more done about them. >> reporter: and you're putting pressure on. >> there will have to be more pressure on them, no question. >> reporter: especially in light of one other claim by the captured german. that this plot was personally approved by osama bin laden, an indication, if true, that he is still alive and still directly involved in trying to attack the west in a spectacular way. u.s. officials said tonight the threat is considered current and active, and intelligence officials in europe and the u.s. are in constant contact and that president obama has been fully briefed on the threat. cynthia? >> a most sobering report. our thank, brian. >>> when we come back, we take a sharp turn towards a si s a "si the times" that really packs a punch. every heart beat, every breath, every anomaly... from over a thousand pieces of unique information per second. helping doctors find new ways to detect life threatening infections up to 24 hours sooner. on a smarter planet... analyze the
it could put u.s. troops in harm's way. martha raddatz reports from kabul. >> reporter: the crowd in downtown kabul reached nearly 500, with protesters chanting "long live the koran." an effigy of pastor terry jones from the tiny florida church was lit on fire. the protesters well aware of the pastor's inflammatory comments. >> islam is an evil religion. >> reporter: but anger has spread far beyond pastor jones, with chants of "death to america" echoing through the crowd. minutes later, rocks were hurled at a passing u.s. military convoy. the u.s. commander in afghanistan, general david threat to burn the koran, saying in a statement that it could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort here." we spoke in kabul with the former vice chief of staff of the army. >> it is outrageous and it is insulting to muslims. but it's also insulting to our soldiers in terms of what they stand for and what their commitment is to this country and to the muslims in this country. >> reporter: pastor terry jones vowed he would go ahead with the koran burning. >> what we are doing is l
now is martha raddatz. >> reporter: the deadly cia drone strikes have targeted this mountainous area we flew over on the pakistan/afghanistan border. where the u.s. is hitting terrorists hard. just look at this chart. the previous high in january, 12 drone strikes. down to four in august. and now spiking to at least 20 so far in september. a three-fold increase in special operations raids, resulting in a treasure trove of intelligence, has helped make the drone strikes possible. the strikes were also a clear sign that the u.s. is frustrated with pakistani efforts against the militants. >> the sanctuaries and safe havens, again, there will have to be more done about them. >> and you're putting pressure on? >> there will have to be more pressure on them, there's no question. >> reporter: the u.s. military is also hitting hard in this border area. >> that hilltop is pakistan. >> reporter: targeting fighters loyal to a military leader named haqqani, who has been orchestrating attacks on u.s. forces at an alarming rate. >> we've got several large, spectacular attacks in the last couple of
are out. >>> we begin with the two developing stories this morning. martha raddatz is standing by in washington on the missile strikes. let's go right to jake tapper, traveling with president obama, in new mexico, who broke the news on his chief of staff last night. looks like it's going to happen this week, right, jake? >> reporter: that's right, robin. family considerations preclude any final announcement, final decision. as of right now, white house officials expect that on friday, white house chief of staff, rahm emanuel, will announce he is leaving the white house, to pursue his dream of running for mayor of chicago. rahm emanuel has never been coy about being at the head of the city with shoulders. >> one day, i would like to be mayor of the city of chicago. >> reporter: with richard daley's announced exit, chicago democrats began angling to replace him. putting pressure on emanuel about his white house decision soon. pressure that even came from the president himself. >> i think that rahm will have to make a decision quickly because running for mayor in chicago is a seri
the battlefield. >> it really is. and i think it makes you really appreciate the reporter martha raddatz, her ability to tell this story because you cannot help but get emotional when you see it and really respect this soldier. >> it's incredible. make sure to stay tuned for that story, everybody. good morning. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm vinita nair. we are seeing new pictures this morning of the deadly pipeline explosion in northern california. surveillance video shows the frightening moments for those at a gas station blocks away from the massive blast. >> and dramatic footage. another surveillance video caught terrified shoppers running for the door. diana alviar is following the investigation and has the latest. good morning, diana. >> reporter: vinita and rob, good morning. despite residents saying they'd smelled gas in the area before the explosion, the owner of the pipeline says it was checked out a few months ago and that everything checked out fine. this is exhibit a in the ntsb's investigation. the 28-foot-long pipeline at the center of the san bruno explosion. >> we'd want to know
. >> reporter: martha raddatz, abc news, italy. >> what does that last quote say? >> we have no idea. >>> coming up next here, when it comes to blue ribbon schools and honors, this one local school has raised the bar. >> coming up, all four county schools have been showered with blue ribbon awards in the past. why this school in a new accomplishment in the county. we'll tell but it. >> when it comes to protecting the bay sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest difference, how you can help restore oysters which in kind will help clean up our water. [ male announcer ] are you watching cable? here's what you should be watching: your cable bill. because you could be paying way too much. stop spending more for second best. upgrade to verizon fios and get tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month for a year. and here's a special bonus: you'll also get the fios tv movie package and epix -- free for 12 months. and with this offer, there's no term contract required. if you don't love fios, cancel at anytime with no early termination fee. fios gives you the best channel lineup, superior pi
, more peaceful protests in pakistan, jerusalem and london. general david petraeus told abc's martha raddatz in afghanistan today that pastor jones has hurt u.s. interests abroad. >> there has been some damage done. you've seen it. there are already, in a sense, images, if you will, implanted in minds, albeit not with photos, of something as inflammatory as the burning of a koran. >> reporter: and in washington, president obama spoke as commander in chief for the troops in the field. >> this is a way of endangering our troops, our sons and daughters. you don't play games with that. >> reporter: and so, terry jones' plan to burn the koran tomorrow is off. but the damage has been done. he's benefited, though, no question about that. he's gained worldwide attention for his financially troubled little church here and gained a measure of celebrity, as well, and he plans, right now, to be in new york city for september 11th. diane? >> well, picking up on that very thing, terry, as you know, you're well aware, we've been wrestling with the question about this modern media nation. and so we
for eastern afghanistan, one of the areas where the insurgency is at its strongest. martha raddatz traveled to that front with the commanding general of the u.s. forces there. >> reporter: for two days we traveled with major general john campbell across vast stretches of countryside to some of the most remote and dangerous combat outposts in afghanistan. >> on top of the hilltop is pakistan. they're hit with about ten rounds of indirect fire yesterday. >> reporter: which is why when we hit the landing zone we are told to run. >> fire! >> reporter: general campbell commands more than 30,000 soldiers who see regular and sustained combat. some just rushing back to reload when we arrive. it has been a bloody summer. when we visited general campbell in july, he had lost 27 soldiers. >> we've at least doubled what we had before. we're at about 76 right now. >> reporter: so many soldiers that campbell can no longer carry the cards bearing each of their names in just one pocket. >> can you just read one of them? >> commander captain ellery wallace. he was killed just last weekend. had been in count
of those troops are supposed to come home next summer. but is that realistic? martha raddatz visited the top u.s. commander in afghanistan in an abc news exclusive. >> reporter: general david petraeus has visited dozens of combat outposts in his two-plus months here. >> are you interdicting with ground forces? >> reporter: every visit confirms how tough it is to make progress in this increasingly bloody war. >> it's very difficult and sometimes seeming to be as slow as watching grass grow or paint dry. but nonetheless, progress. >> reporter: there have been improvements in the afghan security forces and petraeus says there have been a few places where the taliban has lost momentum. a few. >> our soldiers, your police and you will all be fighting. >> reporter: this small outpost we visited is called jagata. it's been hammered by the enemy so often, the soldiers call it jagota get out of here. >> we took 42 rockets, 16 mortars. >> reporter: in fact, while we were there, petraeus watched realtime video from an f-16 that was tracking a group of suspicious men. soldiers feared were about
, both from cia drones and u.s. helicopters. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >>> that woman who admitted to throwing acid in her own face now faces a judge in vancouver this morning. bethany stroe blamed the attack on a stranger. police say she later said she put drain cleaner on her face. that's in connection with the thousands of dollars she accepted under false pretenses. >>> investigators in arizona are taking a serious look at what could be a shoot-out hoax. the incident happened back in april and it pushed the immigration issue in arizona onto the national stage. now the big question is, was it all made up? david wright reports from phoenix. >> reporter: one week after the governor signed a tough new anti-immigration bill, this was the dramatic incident that focused the debate here. >> get me some help! >> okay, okay. >> reporter: a firefight in the arizona desert, overheard on a 911 call. as the sheriff's deputy called for backup. >> car one, how are you, bud? >> tell my wife i love her. >> reporter: the sheriff backed his deputy's story that he was ambushed by a band of
. soldiers today but nine years ago just kids. martha raddatz reports from afghanistan. >> reporter: it seemed impossible flying over afghanistan to think that it has been nine years since 9/11. but for some of the soldiers here, 9/11 is nearly half a lifetime ago. private parker watson still has a baby face at 20. but he is a battle-hardened combat medic. when this war began, he was just a little boy. >> were you frightened? >> a little frightened at first, but i was reassured by my parents it would be all right. >> reporter: as watson watched the towers collapse, an even younger boy was there running for his life. >> what do you remember about it? >> the booms. me and my mom running down west side highway to get across the brooklyn bridge. >> did you want to join the army then? >> then? not really. >> reporter: at 18, lee williams joined the army. he is proud to serve like so many his age. >> i can't imagine you ever thought, gee, i'll be over there fighting some day. >> ever since then, i kind of wanted to. >> reporter: captain alex hague, grandson of the former general and secre
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